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For Immediate Release
October 21, 2021

Corte Madera Library Renovations Wrap Up

Building constructed in 1971 welcomes new generation of patrons

San Rafael, CA – The Corte Madera branch of the Marin County Free Library is ready for its closeup.

A view of the interior of the Corte Madera library branch showing shelves, books, a table and chairs.The majority of the branch's renovation funding came from Measure A, a countywide tax approved by voters in 2015.

Regular library service has resumed now that about $1.2 million worth of improvements have been completed. Upgrades include a new roof, windows, paint, drywall, insulation boards, and heating/ventilation/air conditioning units. In addition, repairs were made to emergency exits and bathrooms, and disability-access improvements were added to the children’s room.

The building at 707 Meadowsweet Drive was constructed in 1971  and last underwent a makeover in 2014. At that time, renovations were made to the information desk, check-out stations, meeting room, teen area, lobby area, study counter, and with upgrades in technology and accessibility.

The latest round of construction started in October 2020 and wrapped up recently; only a few installations for safety systems will be ongoing for a bit longer.

“We would like to thank our patrons for their continued support, and we look forward to seeing them,” said branch manager Stephanie Hartwell-Mandella.

The majority of the renovation funding came from Measure A, which was passed by a supermajority of voters in 2015 to improve library facilities and maintain hours throughout the Marin County Free Library system.

Branch hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, noon to 7 p.m. Thursdays, closed on Fridays and Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Curbside service remains available upon request.


Lana Adlawan
Marin County Free Library

3501 Civic Center Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-6051
Email: Lana Adlawan
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